Things a rider needs to know about Motorbike Modification
Asian/American fusion. Zero Engineering is a super-cool Japanese company that takes Harleys and turns them into Samurai Choppers.
“Remove all the frills, black everything out, add taller bars and you’ve got the Blackie. And if you think it looks familiar, its because its brother (the T6) was Tony Stark’s chariot of choice in the new Iron Man.” coolmaterials.com /roundup/manly-motorcycles/
Back in the real world, Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has clear guidelines about what you can and can’t do to your motorcycle. In general, the common vehicle modifications can be broadly categorised as follows:
- Vehicle modifications that are allowed
- Vehicle modifications that require LTA's approval
- Vehicle modifications that are not allowed
Prospective owners of second hand vehicles are also advised to seek independent assessment to check that motorcycle modifications are legal before committing to the purchase. Assessment services are available at LTA's authorised vehicle inspection centres. You should also check how a motorcycle modification could affect your insurance policy. Call us on 6665 5555 for advice.
Advice From A Motorbiker In Singapore
Ian Tan rides a Ducati Monster 1200S, a work of art in its own right. This is his guidance on modifying a motorbike in Singapore.
“One of the local biker FB groups (Spankers) has a much clearer overview from LTA that you can read here. The fines are heavy if you get caught by LTA or the Traffic Police (eg. it’s $600 or $700 for non-approved exhausts, if I remember my fine correctly). When purchasing mods, most of the time the local dealer or workshop will be very explicit with you on whether it’s road-legal or not.” iantan.org
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